Saturday, May 24, 2008

She didn't need to do that, even though she really didn't

After Hildog's comments about Robert F. Kennedy's June 1968 assassination, she issued this non-apology apology, 


"The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator [Ted] Kennedy and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family, was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that, whatsoever.  My view is that we have to look to the past and to our leaders who have inspired us and give us a lot to live up to, and I'm honored to hold Senator [Robert] Kennedy's seat in the United States Senate from the state of New York and have the highest regard for the entire Kennedy family," 

Not only was the apology not technically an apology, even the effort was unnecessary.  Hildog's point making the initial comments had to have been, "Hey, anything can happen.  This shitty thing happened forty years ago.  Some other things that have mattered have happened this late in the race in the past.  So let's all calm the fuck down."  If that's what she meant, why not make that statement rather than the apology?  Because it demonstrates that a) she is sorry the comments have damaged her campaign, b) she is not sorry for the intent behind the comments, and c) is willing to placate supporters and interested parties by throwing up political nonsense  she and her staff thinks will sell with the rabble.  Sigh.  The furor exhibited by some is a demonstration in absurdity.  They know what she meant, but the current political environment is one that demands blandness and the khakization of our leaders, with pundits and doucheclowns ready to pounce on any perceived misstep.  The New York Post runs to Al Sharpton for a comment, who expresses a sense of outrage and dismay at Clinton's statements.  Outrage on who's behalf?  Obama's or Kennedy's?  Is she hoping someone goes all Sirhan Sirhan on Obama?  Fucking duh no, you stupid assholes.  But, no one knows what is going to happen at any time over the course of the next minute, let alone the next month.  Do we need everything said with the grace of, well, Grace Kelley?  How can the entire country seemingly unite behind the witch trial of calling a candidate an "elitist," yet expect elitism? 

2 comments:

SonDog said...

Her husband wrapped up the nomination in April, not June. Really, I have no idea what she was trying to point out with the RFK thing, even when she originally stated it back in March. I mean, what was she trying to say? Obviously it wasnt' that she was hoping for another RFK moment, but what was her intent behind invoking that memory? I hate Hillary. Loathe, actually. I really don't know what she is trying to accomplish other than making sure everybody in the world knows that she's not a quitter... because, she keeps telling us she's not a quitter.

Roscoe Galt said...

You've got to make sure to tell everyone you're not a quitter for them to know. Remember that part in 'Braveheart' when William Wallace, despite having his guts pulled out of his body, made sure to scream at the end, "I am not a quitter! If I hadn't stuck it out past that tough spleen grab, your voices wouldn't have been heard when they cut off my dick! Fighteeeeeer!"